|Name of initiative||Mission Innovation|
|Secretariat|| Head of Secretariat, Jennie Dodson: Jennie.Dodson@beis.gov.uk
The Mission Innovation (MI) Secretariat provides a stable, long-term resource to drive forward MI activities and achieve the vision and impact described in the Enabling Framework and the Action Plan through the use of collaborative, transparent and creative approaches. All Secretariat functions and tasks are delivered in close consultation and through recommendations from the MI Steering Committee. Activities include: • Supporting the MI Steering Committee (MISC), members and the MI Sub-Groups with the advice, evidence and structures to work effectively together to deliver tangible outcomes. • Delivering the tools that enable the whole initiative to maximise the impacts of its activities including through communications, knowledge brokering and building coalitions. • Tracking progress towards the delivery of the Action Plan, developing new initiatives that raise ambition, and generating excitement around emerging innovations.
|Organisational structure|| High-level leadership is provided by MI members’ Ministers with responsibility for clean energy innovation. The MI Steering Committee, comprised of member representatives, provides strategic guidance to foster implementation of MI’s Enabling Framework. Core administrative functions are carried out by the MI Secretariat, supporting the Steering Committee.
Three MI Sub-Groups carry out specific tasks: • Analysis and Joint Research: Mobilizes the collective knowledge, capabilities and resources of members to maximize impact across eight technology areas, known as Innovation Challenges, which MI members have identified as critical to address climate change. • Business and Investor Engagement: Assists MI members in identifying opportunities and engaging the private sector. • Ministerial Planning Team: Provides strategic and diplomatic oversight for the annual MI Ministerial.
|Name of lead organisation||The MI Steering Committee is currently lead by the United Kingdom|
|Type of lead organisation||Other intergovernmental organization|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation|
|Description|| Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union) working to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.
MI was announced at COP21 on November 30, 2015, as world leaders came together in Paris to commit to ambitious efforts to combat climate change.
As part of the launch statement, members committed to:
• Seek to double their governmental and/or state-directed clean energy clean energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) investments over five years. • Work closely with the private sector as it increases its investment in the earlier-stage clean energy companies that emerge from government programs. • Build and improve technology innovation roadmaps and other tools to help in our innovation efforts, to understand where RD&D is already happening, and to identify gaps and opportunities for new kinds of innovation. • Provide, on an annual basis, transparent, easily-accessible information on their respective clean energy RD&D efforts.
Each Member independently determines the best use of its own clean energy research and development funding and defines its own path to reach the doubling goal according to its own priorities, policies, processes, and laws; as well as the extent to which it participates in any international collaborations.
|Objectives|| In support of economic growth, energy access and security, and an urgent and lasting global response to climate change, our mission is to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation to achieve performance breakthroughs and cost reductions to provide widely affordable and reliable clean energy solutions that will revolutionize energy systems throughout the world over the next two decades and beyond.
To reach its objectives, MI has developed an Action Plan, setting out four goals: • A substantial boost in public-sector investment in clean energy RD&D at the national level of MI members. • Increased private sector engagement and investment in energy innovation, particularly in key Innovation Challenges. • Many new or strengthened voluntary cross-border networks and partnerships on energy innovation, greater engagement from innovators, and accelerated progress in addressing specific Innovation Challenges. • Greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation, the progress being made, and the remaining critical clean energy innovation gaps and opportunities.
|Activities|| Country highlights: http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MI-Country-Highlights-2019.pdf
MI member narratives: http://mission-innovation.net/our-members/
|One or two success stories achieved|| Since its launch at COP21 in Paris in 2015, Mission Innovation’s members have delivered:
• A $4.6 billion USD increase in annual public investments in clean energy innovation. • $1.3 billion USD in funding for 59 new international collaborations supporting clean energy innovation.
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Technical dialogue, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach|
|Goals|| • A substantial boost in public-sector investment in clean energy RD&D at the national level of MI members.
• Increased private sector engagement and investment in energy innovation, particularly in key Innovation Challenges. • Many new or strengthened voluntary cross-border networks and partnerships on energy innovation, greater engagement from innovators, and accelerated progress in addressing specific Innovation Challenges. • Greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation, the progress being made, and the remaining critical clean energy innovation gaps and opportunities.
|Comments on indicators and goals|| The "Tracking Progress" work stream of Mission is led by the MI Secretariat with the aim of assessing progress towards achieving the goals set out in the MI Action Plan and the Delivering the Action Plan 2018-2020 document. This work consists of a number of different activities, which see the collaboration of different partners and MI members:
• Tracking the impact of MI towards achieving goals set out in the MI Action Plan • Enhancing existing data collection of member spending on clean energy RD&D (lead: International Energy Agency) • Tracking private-sector investments (lead: European Commission's Joint Research Centre) • Tracking overall progress to accelerate clean energy innovation
|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals||As of May 2019, reporting MI members are on track towards doubling public R&D invesmtent in "Mission Innovation clean-energy R&D areas", also referred to as "MI focus areas" by the end of their five-year reporting term.|
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative||Progress towards achieving the goals set out in the MI Action Plan is tracked through an annual survey circulated among MI members. The information included in these surveys is then analysed and used to draft the "MI Impact Review" report|
|Available reporting||Mission Innovation: The Story so Far Impact Report:|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|National states||25||Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, EU, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Supporting partners||6||Breakthrough Energy Coalition; Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy; International Energy Agency; International Renewable Energy Agency; World Bank Group; World Economic Forum|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators